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Wed Apr 27, 2016, 08:58 PM

 

House panel votes to make women register for the draft

http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/2016/04/27/ndaa-hasc-women-draft/83624490/


The proposal passed the House Armed Services Committee without support from its sponsor, Iraq War veteran Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who introduced the measure as a way to force congressional conversation about the role of women in the military.
But several Republicans broke ranks with their committee counterparts to support the idea of drafting women for military service, until now a possibility solely reserved for men.

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Response to linuxman (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 09:00 PM

1. Good...

Now I want them to add an additional rule that only parents can be drafted.

That is only after you have contributed your genes to the gene pool can you be drafted.
I believe that the idea of having parents instead of teenagers at risk might be shocking enough to cool down the blood lust.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 09:07 PM

2. I'm of two minds on this.

 

Selective service is a tool for a draft that may never come. If we need it again one day for some yet unknown reason, better to have the ability than not.

That said, I'd not be keen on serving with those who never wanted to be there. Those types make up too much of the volunteer military as is, and they are terrible for cohesion, effectiveness, and morale. I like our current volunteer system. Someone who is there because they want to be will usually be a better soldier than someone who would've rather stayed home

If we are going to maintain the selective service system, we should have it apply to both sexes, imo.

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Response to linuxman (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 09:13 PM

3. I understand your perspective

I think if it was a war that the country thought should be fought, people would volunteer.

If its a war that the country doesn't want to fight, volunteers would be in short number.
So I'm just suggesting additional shock value to consider whether or not a war is worth engaging.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 09:47 PM

4. In WWII, 93% of our Army was draftees, all branches of the military drafted, even the Coast Guard.

 

I should add that Vietnam was fought overwhelmingly by volunteers.

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